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Blackheads are one of the most irritating and dirty looking bumps, which take away the charm from our face. Blackheads occur when pollutants, grime, dead skin cells, sebum and certain germs accumulate in the open pores and form a plug. These are initially brown coloured dots on the skin, but as they accumulate inside the pores, the excess oil gets stuck and gets oxidised. This oxidation process turns these dots into black, leaving the skin rough and bumpy. Most common places where blackheads appear are nose, cheeks and chin. Pollution and dirt are the major reason for blackheads on the face. They not only become a cause of worry for girls; even men face these issues. For one and all, here are few remedies, which will help you remove blackheads at home, as well as prevent their further occurrence.
Egg White Mask - One of the easiest and most effective remedies is the egg white mask. Eggs are readily available and they help in tightening the skin and reducing blackheads with its first application itself. They also help in reducing the occurrence of blackheads temporarily.
→ One Egg
→ Facial tissue (Kitchen paper-towel or toilet paper-roll)
First and foremost, clean your face with a mild face wash. Take a bowl and carefully remove the egg yolk from the white. Take a clean face brush and start applying the egg white to your face. Utilise a layer of paper roll to cover the mask. Repeat the process three to four times. Wash face with lukewarm water and pat dry. Make sure to let the mask dry completely before putting other layer of tissue and egg white. This will help in creating a facemask and will peel off easily when dried.
Honey and Milk pore strip - Honey and milk both have beneficial properties for skin. Both ingredients leave skin clean and soft just after one wash.
→ 1 Tablespoon of milk
→ 1 Tablespoon of honey
→ A piece of cloth
→ A bowl
Take a bowl and mix milk and honey. Warm the mixture for at least 10 seconds in the microwave. Leave until it cools down to room temperature and apply it directly on to your blackhead prone areas. Firmly cover it with a thin cotton cloth. Let the paste dry. Peel off the strip carefully and rinse your face with cold water.
Lemon - To clean clogged pores, use lemon juice. Lemon comes with essential astringent properties, which help in reducing blackheads permanently.
→ One lemon
→ Small bottle
→ Cotton ball
Clean face and pat dry. Squeeze one lemon into a small container or a bottle. Dab a cotton ball into the liquid and apply on the affected areas before bedtime. Rinse face with lukewarm water in the morning followed by a moisturiser. The left over juice can be kept in the refrigerator up to one week.
Baking Soda and Water - Small granules of baking soda acts like a scrub and naturally removes blackheads, making the skin feel healthy and refreshed.
→ 1 Tablespoon of baking soda
→ 1 Tablespoon of water
Mix baking soda and water into a bowl forming a thick paste. Massage the paste onto your skin using circular motions. Leave it on for 10 minutes. Wash face with lukewarm water followed by a moisturiser. Baking soda contains high pH levels, which can dry out the skin. Never overdo with the paste and always use a moisturiser after applying the paste.
Tomato - Tomato not only helps in removing blackheads but also removes tanning of skin.
→ 1 Tomato
Directions: Take a tomato and mash it utilising a fork. Apply the mask on your entire face or just on your blackheads. Rub the area for 2-3 minutes. Keep it intact for good 15 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water.
Toothpaste and Salt - The mixture of toothpaste and salt is one of the most effective remedies, which will give you immediate results.
→ Colgate toothpaste
→ 1 Teaspoon of salt
Directions: Take a minimum amount of Colgate into a bowl and mix it with a teaspoon of salt. Apply the mixture on to the affected area. Run it for 1-2 minutes and leave it until dry. Wash your face with lukewarm water and pat dry. This will instantly clear blackheads and clean the pores.
Turmeric and Mint - One of the best ingredients that provide long-term results, not only clears blackheads but also reduces the appearance of acne. Controls the pH balance of the skin, leaving it fresh and glowing.
→ 2 Teaspoons of turmeric
→ 3 Teaspoons of mint
Directions: Mix turmeric and mint into a bowl and apply the paste all over the skin, especially on blackheads. Leave the paste on for 15 minutes and wash with lukewarm water a extremely mild face wash.
Green Tea - Green tea his considered on of the great exfoliates, which helps in treating bleached with its anti-oxidant properties.
→ green tea
→ 1 tablespoon of water
→ a bowl
Directions: Mix green tea into one tablespoon of water to form a paste. Gently scrub the mixture onto the affected area for 5-6 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Orange - This juicy fruit comes with vitamin C and has immensely effective properties. Oranges help in improving complexion too.
→ 1 Orange
Directions: Peel the fruit and keep aside the peels. Let the orange dry for few hours. Utilise one portion of orange peel to scrub off blackheads every morning. Wash your face with lukewarm water and apply a moisturiser after every wash.
Strawberry - Strawberries help in removing blackheads. The alkalinity helps to reduce the swelling and cleanses the pores, which are blocked. It acts as a natural exfoliator for the skin. This yummy fruit is also rich in vitamin C, which improves the skin’s dryness as it’s a great moisturiser.
→ 1 Strawberry
→ 1/2 Teaspoon of honey
→ 1/2 Teaspoon of lemon juice
Directions: Crush the strawberry and add honey and lemon juice to it. Form a paste out of the mixture. Leave it on skin for 15-20 minutes. Rinse it with water.
Try out these amazing home remedies, which not only help clear blackheads but also exfoliates the skin leaving it glowing. Blackheads are one of the most common skin problems that occur with both - men and women. These readily available natural products will surely save you from shelling out huge chunks of money too!
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